In today’s edition of The Chronicle of Higher Education James Lang provides a thoughtful review of Make It Stick, praising the book’s “eminently readable” presentation of “thoroughly grounded research.” Focusing on the book’s correction to the “false distinction between memorizing and thinking,” the reviewer writes appreciatively of the authors’ work in showing learning as a layered process of gathering fundamental skills and knowledge that then can be applied creatively. Lang summarizes some of the book’s key ideas, including “retrieval practice,” “interleaving,” and the learning gains that come from students answering “in their own words” rather than relying on multiple-choice.
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